ATHENS – With food banks across the nation struggling to meet demand, the Athens-Limestone Public Library is seeking to support a local food bank. They are asking people to bring canned and non-perishable food items or toiletries to the library. These items will be donated to the Limestone County Churches Involved food pantry in downtown Athens.  The library will also waive $1 in fines for every item donated.

Ambre Stark, head of the circulation at the library, is spear-heading the program.  “Food pantries have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Stark. “By donating these items you can not only help a local food pantry in desperate need, but you can also clear your library account. The library appreciates our patrons’ desire to support our community.”The library will be running its Food for Fines program through the month of January.  Fines cannot be waived for damaged or lost items.